In Memory of Dean Robertson

Dean Robertson
Dean Robertson
Born: October 6, 1928
Died: December 16, 2018
Age: 90
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Dean Robertson
October 6, 1928 - December 16, 2018
From: Nevada, IA

Dean Robertson, age 90, of Nevada, died Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Story County Medical Center in Nevada.

A Celebration of Dean's Life will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the Nevada Senior Center. 

Dean Charles Robertson was born October 6, 1928, in Platte County, Nebraska, the son of Homer Dean and Clara (Gossman) Robertson.  Dean graduated from Shipley High School and served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.

On March 5, 1955, he was united in marriage to Pauline Joyce Wadsworth in Nevada.  Dean worked as a computer programmer and data analyst for the State of Iowa.  In earlier years he farmed and was employed at Donnelley Marketing. 

Dean is survived by five children, Laurel (Mike) Speas of Port Washington, WI, Tim (Sheri) Robertson of Acworth, GA, Jeff (Kim) Robertson of West Bend, WI, Elizabeth (Betsy) Cosgrave of Colorado Springs, CO, and Lynn Robertson of Winston, GA; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim (Joan) Robertson of Delaware, and Steve (Jeanne) Robertson of Cedar Rapids; a sister, Lois Newton of Ames; and many extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2008; a daughter, Lisa Robertson in 2010; three grandchildren, Ashley, Abigail, and Walker Robertson; and his parents.  

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Dean and his family.


Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 9:57 AM
“To Laurel, Tim, Jeff, Betsy and Lynn,

I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. I loved him very much and will miss him. He was a wonderful uncle. Some of the best and most treasured memories of my youth took place with him and your family in your house and on the farm; Large gatherings of extended family, often around a big meal; Large bowls of popcorn or popcorn balls at night; vast quantities of delicious garden grown radishes, sweet corn, watermelon and other delights; long days of pheasant hunting as a family; having trouble getting to sleep because of all the excitement of the day that extended into the evening and your dad threatening to tie us down in our beds if we didn’t settle down; his mild, faux threats never scared me and eventually I’d fall asleep amid dreams of doing it all again the following day. As a child, you never consider the possibility that it could ever end. The farm seemed timeless and surely it and everyone around it would last forever. Now with his loss, it’s comforting to know that the priceless, colorful memories I have of him amid all of you will still be with me.

Thank you for everything, Uncle Bud. You are an indelible part of my life and I’ll never forget you.

With love and deepest sympathy,
- Brad Robertson
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4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Nevada Senior Center
Nevada, IA